National Arboretum Canberra


The National Arboretum Canberra is home to 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. More than 48,000 trees grow on the 250 hectare (618 acres or 2.5 million square metres) site, with species from over 100 countries represented. Map of the Arboretum (PDF – 1.2 MB).

Located at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin, just six kilometres from the centre of Canberra, the Arboretum offers panoramic views over Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and the mountains beyond. How to get to the National Arboretum.

Enjoy a free guided walk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers from the Friends of the Arboretum, or take a self-guided walk, meandering through the forests. At the Village Centre, relax and refresh at Sprout Café or The Conservatory Restaurant, browse in the Arboretum shop, discover the stories behind the forests in the information displays, explore Pod Playground and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

The Arboretum offers group and school tours and activities, as well as a public program of events, talks and courses.  

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